Skip to comments.Feds Swarm Metra Train After Detecting Nuclear Risk
Posted on 03/16/2013 8:50:08 PM PDT by usconservative
(CBS) It was stunning for those who watched Thursday night as federal agents investigated a possible nuclear threat at Chicagos Ogilvie Transportation Center.
CBS 2′s photojournalist Lana Hinshaw-Klann happened to be at the scene and used a cell-phone camera to record agents in action. Reporter Dave Savini looks into what agents were looking for and what they found.
Sources say the agents were members of the elite TSA VIPR team on the 5:04pm Union Pacific West line. They were carrying hand-held nuclear-detection devices that picked up a reading.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...
Isn’t public transportation wonderful?
I am surprised the VIPR team didn’t know this man had a medical procedure with nuclear isotopes. I am sure Obamacare allows them access to his medical records. Somebody in government must have had to approve his screening.
We are looking into why the chain of command didn’t pass this information along to TSA.
There’s an Elite TSA? They’re 500lb instead of the standard 400lb package? And more oily? Bright red Obamapones?
Why does this fail to surprise me in the slightest?
I’m not sure I want any part of a test that causes me to emit radio isotopes hours later...
Hey, the Constitution isn’t going to shred itself!
You might if it allowed you to live, but that’s your call.
In a related story
Im not sure I want any part of a test that causes me to emit radio isotopes hours later...
It’s come to this. Take life-saving treatment....or become a ‘suspected terrorist’ having made that choice.
Just for fun, he should have told them that he’d stopped by Nuke Shack and picked up a few grams of plutonium for his kids birthday party...you just know those TSA VIPR guys are a fun-loving bunch....
Read the comments at the source, they are quite funny and revealing.
Barky is a bigger idiot than we thought.
How do you get the comments section? Because when I go there, they don’t show when I click ‘view comments’.
Someone stuned a bieber?
Having had an encounter with these T.....s a few years ago:ROFLOL!
Sorry, but that just hit the spot.
Perhaps they were a shipment of smoke detectors, or orange colored plates, or granite or a few guys with brachytherapy prostate treatments.
As the posters on the CBS site noted, isn’t it strange that this is the first time in 9 years anybody had an isotope test and got on the train? And coincidentally a news reporter was there, the guy who had the test was a lawyer, and he had nothing but praise for the TSA. Either they missed all the hundreds of other folks who had the same procedure, or they needed a PR event. Given the press was there I suspect the latter.
Years ago had a bone scan
Was injected early morning with radiochemical (Techniciun 99)
Told drink crap load of water and come back in afternoon
Had to lie motionless under a scanner for hour while took readings to see if had cancer.....
My uncle had the same procedure, the scans do save lives. It just creeps me out to be injected with radioactive material.
There was a story mentioned here a few years ago about a heart patient who underwent some sort of nuclear medicine procedure and was actually detected by cop driving down the street who had some sort of radiological detector in his car.
The cop ended-up pulling him over because of the alert registered by the device.
When I had radioactive iodine ablation of my thyroid, I was given a letter from the hospital stating that I was radioactive for medical reasons, but was still warned I couldn’t fly for some time, and risked alarms in some places as well. Mostly I felt way to crappy to worry about setting off alarms, but I was radioactive for weeks afterwards.
i think if i had this medical condition i would go out looking for places to set off alarms. maybe have a lawyer with me the whole time.
Homeland Security chasing people that have had a PET Scan!!!!
Hmm. Right now I’m working a turnaround at an oil refinery. We use gamma rays to inspect pipe welds. In the back of the truck we are carrying a source with 87 curies of Iridium 192. Those TSA guys would freak out if they ran their rate meters over this truck..
They're handing out nuclear tests like candy. I had one last month, but they would not answer my questions about what they were pumping into my body until I was through and ready to walk out the door.
Then the tech said, "By the way, don't pick up small children for awhile. YOU COULD INTERRUPT THEIR GROWTH CYCLES." When I got home, the cat took one look and ran under the bed for two days. I was so radioactive, he could see me glowing, apparently.
Then I looked it up online and discovered I had just received radiation equal to 500 dental x-rays.
Scary that security forces were unleashed by a fellow who had just had a nuke treadmill test. My advice, avoid them at all costs. And stay away from friends who've had them.
“elite TSA VIPR team”
Another over budgeted, inept, self important government money pit looking for a “mission” to justify its existence.
You will take the test and you WILL like it. Your Obamaster requires it. //sarcasm.
It’s really not a big deal. Someone needs to turn the squelch up on that meter.
1950. Edmond O’Brien, Pamela Britton, D.O.A.
Looks like an actual case of beeber-like devices being used to detect a guy who had a nuclear stress test!
Oops. Looks like you already checked in.
Looky here. Beeber-like devices in use in Chicago.
I like the test. When my nuts glow in the dark I don’t have to turn on the lights to pee at night.
FALSE FLAG TEST
“You might if it allowed you to live, but thats your call.”
I’ve had it and it is not the most pleasant thing i’ve ever experieinced. But it is an invaluable tool to see if you have arterial problems in your heart. Much more definitive than a treadmill! because they can take pictures of your heart’s blood flow both at rest and also when it’s going like hell thanks to some drugs that induce a hight heart rate. that part is scary!
That would be Tc-99m (6 hr half life) vice Tc-99 (211,00 years half life) My son received some to determine the extent of a knee injury. Hope your outcome was as favorable as his.
OMW! The husband and I watched that on TV a few years ago. And we don’t watch many movies.
Pretty hokey. It’s funny, I was thinking about that movie not too long ago because of the hokiest part in it. The protagonist is in a bar trying to get some information, and some younger patrons are acting goofy, with one guy actually stumbling into the protagonist. The bartender explains that they are acting that way because of the jazz music that is being played by a live group in the bar.
The system worked...
Passed him several times and they got the guy next to him.
These clowns couldn't find their a***s if their hands were superglued to it. If this was a real dirty bomb, they would all be toast.
My advice: Get out of town and let her blow!
I love urban renewal projects with some umphf!
When I hear their name it reminds me of a huddle of nine year olds thinking what to name their gang.
VIPR - yeah, yeah dude. That’s cool.
I mean are they cartoon characters on a GI Joe episode?
I’m with a VIPR team! Wow, can I have your autograph. You must be tough.
It was either the SEALs or a VIPR team. I chose VIPR so I could be home in time for Real Housewives.
Dude, that’s my favorite show, too!
Perhaps it impresses girlfriends and wives, and low IQ types.
Drill baby drill slightly different meaning
IMHO, the key in the report is the VIPR team.
Most TSA inspection points are premised upon the volition of the public to allow themselves in the TSA inspection area and submit to screening. Granted, nobody is allowed on the aircraft without being screened. Nevertheless, it is feasible to simply turn around and walk away, not submitting to the inspection.
Meanwhile, if TSA inspectors / screeners encounter contraband, they afford the owner the opportunity to dispose of it on their own. They can throw it in a trash barrel, walk back out of line and do whatever they want with it, but only illegal activity such as carrying a concealed weapon without a permit or attempting to bring a bomb on board, results in the screening process being halted. They then call 911 or local law enforcement to handle the situation.
The VIPR team running through the terminal and searching people who are not in their search box, steps further out of the box of their legitimate authority.
This isn't reassuring either:
The TSA team passed by him several times before ending up on his train car. Finally, he got a clue when an agent questioned the man right next to him and asked, Sir, do you have an explanation as to why I am getting a high isotope reading on your bag?
So this elite team passed by him "several times"? Then got the guy next to him? Totally staged or stooged. Either way it's just more security theater for the masses.
Somebody needs to research the attorney and his political connections/donations. How about the reporter?
Agree. This is nothing but a contrived, bs, public relations stunt.
The “happy that our men are vigilant” train riders go on their merry way feeling that TSA is keeping the world safe.
There in lays the rub!
Last I heard they are not bonded law enforcement.
Their alleged power is in question, they have no authority to effect an arrest, and their charter is limited.
They only do this to incite compliance, train the masses to comply.
I wonder if there is an implied consent clause somewhere in public transit systems or you could refuse to allow a search unless they got a warrant? Of course they could haul you in and and let your lawyer start the whole false arrest exercise, I suppose.
Not all isotopes have anything to do with nuclear radiation. There are isotopes of almost all elements. So a “high isotope reading” per se has nothing to do with nuclear radiation. But no one expects an agent of the government to know that. If he had asked about nuclear radiation, that would be another thing.
On the plus side, it’s good to know that they have such sensitive devices.
On the minus side, the media acted as they always do, calling it a “nuclear scare.”
There must have been a reason they were on the look out for an nuclear reading...
Dollars to donuts they were on alert for an something entirely different reason and this guy simply was at the wrong place at the wrong time...
I unfortunately had to ride the Metra trains when I worked at Sears Tower for about six months years ago... nothing, and I do mean NOTHING, the Metra does should EVER have the word "elite" in front of it.
LOL. Does anyone find it odd this guy, a lawyer, said/implied he did not know he would be picked up on Geiger counters? Hssn’t this been common knowledge for nearly 10 years that there are teams looking for nukes here?
The more I think about this, the more ticked off I get. We are being played. This is some ploy from Obama. Hopefully, it is only the sequester theater, and not something more sinister. Next I guess we’ll have park rangers rescuing journalists from poison ivy or FBI stopping a Golem...